Carbon cleaning - spraying water into air intake

Has anyone done this? I'm not totally convinced, which is why I thought i'd post the video on here
 
yeah I get the theory too but wonder does it actually make a difference and is it really needed? hmmm..
 

Jimmy TDI

Pro Tinkerer
Baz knows his stuff, but I ain't got the danglies to spray water into my engine.
 
I was kind of digging the idea but when I saw the follow up video this morning I couldn't see much difference. In the first vid when he shows the clean cylinder from the engine that's blown a head gasket it looked impressive. Not quite so much in the second video though :)
 
Baz knows his stuff, but I ain't got the danglies to spray water into my engine.
It's the possibility that you may end up going to a specialist and confessing that you sprayed water up the air intake because some bloke on youtube did it that puts you off isn't it? :D
 

palfy86

Registered User
I recently had this done http://www.enginecarbonclean.com a couple of weeks ago with great results (works in a similar way i believe), my 1.9tdi is on 132k and noticed a difference instantly, and even while the process was being carried out.
 
done! wait... don't put sand in the oil? ah damn it.....
:)
 
I recently had this done http://www.enginecarbonclean.com a couple of weeks ago with great results (works in a similar way i believe), my 1.9tdi is on 132k and noticed a difference instantly, and even while the process was being carried out.
that's great to hear. so it may be worth a go by the sounds of things? I wonder if a cheap steam cleaner would be good to blow steam into the intake, rather than water? Or should I just find some nice place in Finland that will charge me a couple of hundred euros to blow in hydrogen without the oxygen? :)
 

DrEskimo

Registered User
Cuppa on this forum (the one with the rather ridiculous and gorgeous supercharged V8 S5...) got into the business and his endorsement is as good as any...

As long as you remember that it's cleaning, and not enhancing then to me it's a complete no brainer given the cost to benefit compared to other methods. Think of it like washing the car. Doing a full pro detail on a immaculate car would be a waste of money, and the difference would be negligible..however, on a 10yr old never been touched car, the difference is remarkable. Same principle here. It is a method of gaining what is lost through carbon build up. If you don't have much carbon build up, don't expect much gain.

As a testament to its efficacy a member on A5OC did it to his 50k mile V8 S5 while on a dyno. He noticed a significant increase in BHP before and after to show how much power was lost due to carbon build up.

I would happily use it for any diesel or direct injection petrol on a car with high mileage and suspected had high carbon deposit. At its price, it's a no brainer to me....
 

palfy86

Registered User
Yes it was Cuppa that did mine and can i say really nice and friendly guy and answered any questions i had regarding the process etc. would highly recommend to anyone.

And i agree with Eskimo, if you suspect high carbon build up then expect gains and restored engine power and smoother running etc.
 
That's exactly the info I needed gents, thanks. I wonder if Cuppa does home visits.. to.. erm.. Finland? :D
 
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